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Scared of Commitment?

May 19th, 2010 by

Tattoos are permanent.  Yup, there you go, there’s your shocker of the day right there.  Sometimes however, just sometimes, tattoos aren’t permanent.  While I’ve never undergone the laser treatments that remove a tattoo or tattoos from the skin, I’ve heard a few things about the process: 1.  It’s expensive  2.  It takes between 5 and 15 sessions before the unwanted tattoo(s) disappear and last but certainly not least, 3. It hurts like a sonofabitch.  With all that in mind, I’ve always thought that it’s just best to get a tattoo that you’re pretty positive will stand the test of time in terms of you actually wanting it on your body.

But if there’s one thing that’s been proven time and time again, it’s that people don’t like to be told what to do.  So I could go on about making sure you really want this tattoo or that tattoo for the rest of your life, but in the end, the decision is all up to you.  And because of this, a new product is finding its way on to the market called InfinitInk.

InfinitInk is for all of the people out there who think that just maybe there could be a possibility that at some point in the future they’ll want to get rid of their tattoo(s).  How does it work?  Well, according to this article, InfinitInk has created an ink that can be removed by a laser up to three times more quickly than is currently possible with traditional ink.  The company also claims to have tested their easy-off ink on over 40 people.  40 people.  Wow.  That’s…well that’s…that’s not really all that convincing.  Furthermore, it’s still not known whether the ink will actually last long enough in the skin, whether those tattooed with it want it removed or not.  Which isn’t good.

I don’t know, if you ask me – and you didn’t, but when has that ever stopped me from telling you what I think? – tattoos are permanent.  If you think you might not want one forever, don’t get one.  End of story.

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